Metro Boston

Mary Cummings Park



216-acre park with woodland trails, open fields and wildflower meadows, and bridges and boardwalks allowing views to swamps and marshland.


Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Facilities & Accessibility
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories


Mary Cummings Park is a 216 acre public park located in both Burlington and Woburn, Massachusetts. The former farm and estate belonged to Mary P.C. Cummings, who left the land to the City of Boston along with a fund for maintenance, to ensure her vision for the park was lasting as ‘forever open as a public pleasure ground.’ The property contains a variety of natural habitats including wetlands, vernal pools, forest, fields and thickets.

Admission & Hours

Property is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Free to all visitors.

Directions & Contact Info

25 Blanchard Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Route 95 N to Exit 51A to Cambridge Street, Burlington. Right on Cambridge Street, first right on Wayside Road, left on South Bedford Street, right on Blanchard Road.

Route 95 S to Exit 51B to Route 3A Burlington. Continue straight through light on Burlington Mall Road, left on South Bedford Street, right on Blanchard Road.

The primary entrance to Mary Cummings Park is the second parking area on left (south) side of Blanchard Road, just past the blue water tower; look for the Trustees sign at side of road. Additional parking and access to trails is available via the Burlington Multi-Purpose Field; first parking area on left coming from South Bedford Street.

Facilities & Accessibility

The Pollinator Trail is a .8-mile loop that is wheelchair accessible. It can be accessed from both The Trustees and Burlington Multi-Purpose Field parking lots on Blanchard Road.

Picnic tables and benches are located adjacent to the parking lot and along the Pollinator Trail, this includes a wheelchair accessible picnic table.

Property Map

The entry kiosk includes a map of the property. We recommend that you take a photo of the map on your phone so you can refer to it during your visit. Additionally, map stations are located at intersections throughout the park for reference and wayfinding.

Use this link to download a trail map before you head out.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Property is carry in, carry out related to litter and personal items.
  • Dog walking is allowed on-leash.
  • Hunting is not permitted at this reservation. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties.
  • ATVs/UTVs, motor bikes, and other motorized vehicles are not permitted.
  • Use of metal detectors, and associated digging and removal of items from the property is not permitted.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Supporting Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property. Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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